Honesty (Lunaria biennis). The seed pods turn to 'coins' when they have blown away, so it's also called a Money Plant.
These were so pretty in my garden this year that I had to save some seeds.
Reminded me of the dried flowers Mum used to arrange when I was a kid. A nice trip down Memory Lane - it gets longer by the day.
Adventures in silica gel drying! These shorty dahlias held up pretty well, and I love how much colour came through. I’m going to see if I can get the beads to leave less of an imprint somehow, which means I might just need smaller beads ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. In any case, they’re going to look goooorgeous in our seasonal wreaths. Next up: zinnias! Very eager to see how they do.
Harvesting the first of the Painted Mountain corn on this smoky day from the top hill Westerwisp garden. Drying and working these into future arrangements...cob, husk, silk and all. ///Heirloom corn seeds from @uprising.seeds
Cascading side angle on an autumn's bridal bouquet featuring burgundy and blush peonies, wine roses, rust orange and dusty red amaranth grains, astilbe, calendula, sugar vine maple leaves, ferns, cedar, safflower, pearly everlasting, white sage and bee balm with turkey, pheasant and rooster feathers tucked in throughout. ///Dried bridal bouquet by @westerwisp, photo taken at sunset...you can see the wildfire haze.
I love fresh flowers, but I always wish they could last longer 🌹
Drying your flowers is such a fun and beautiful way to preserve them. Swipe for a preview of how I displayed my dried flowers from my wedding bouquet 👰
Tutorial on how to create a shadow box display for your flowers is up on the blog. 💐